Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI100
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques XIV
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chairs
  • Joshua C. Bienfang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
  • K. Alex McIntosh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Program Committee
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Call for
Single photons represent the fundamental limit of optical signal strength, and their creation, manipulation, and accurate detection are areas of active research. Single-photon detectors are an enabling technology for systems and processes in which a very small number of photons are available for detection, such as LIDAR, ultra-low-light-level imaging, and single-particle scintillators. Single-photon detectors also represent one of our most practical links between the quantum and classical domains, allowing access not only to single quantum emitters (e.g. single-molecule fluorescence, quantum dots, etc.), but also to uniquely quantum mechanical resources such as coherence and entanglement. A broad range of quantum-optics applications, particularly quantum information processing, are critically dependent on the performance of the photon sources and detectors being used.

This conference provides a forum for the presentation of advances in the science and technology of single-photon generation and detection, and the applications to which they are applied. The program has a particular emphasis on the latest developments in single-photon detector technologies. Wavelength ranges of interest include the ultra-violet, visible, infrared, terahertz, and microwave. Submissions concerning electronics and signal processing techniques that enable advances in single-photon-counting performance can be of great value to the community and are welcome. Applications and techniques that employ single-photon sources and detectors and sources are recognized as the drivers for improvements in device performance, and their presentation is an important part of the program. Submissions covering photon-counting theory, metrology, and other elements of photon counting technology are also encouraged.

Original papers are solicited in the following areas:
  • detectors for photon counting
  • photomultiplier technologies
  • single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs)
  • superconducting single-photon detectors
  • linear-mode single-photon detectors
  • novel structures/devices for single-photon detection
  • electronic circuitry for photon counting detectors
  • signal processing for photon counting
  • instrumentation for photon counting
  • photon correlation techniques
  • multidimensional TCSPC
  • single-photon sources
  • correlated-photon sources
  • single-photon metrology
  • applications of single and correlated photons
  • photon-counting-based imaging techniques
  • fluorescence techniques (FLIM, FRET, FCS)
  • quantum optics with single and correlated photons
  • photon-based quantum information processing
  • quantum cryptography
  • free-space optical communications
  • single-photon systems for space-based applications
  • communications through turbid media (e.g. underwater)
  • laser radar for ranging and 3D imaging (LIDAR)
  • low-light-level imaging
  • adaptive optics systems
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